- Ariel Chang Finishes Big Week With Michigan Girls Junior State Amateur Title (MGS Pg.)
- Marathon Classic returns to Sylvania for back to back tournys to kick off the LPGA schedule (MGS)
- Darren McCarty talks about his golf obsession and how the Red Wings were double dipping during Cup years. (MGS)
- Jesper Svensson, Kyle Troup Win Second Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Championship (Below)
- Michigan Golf Scene Show coming out later this week. interviews and show is coming
AJGA Final Leaderboard at Coca-Cola tournament at Boyne
Boys and Girls Final Leaderboard
MIS is a victim of the new schedule
From NASCAR.com and Roy J. Akers
NASCAR is thinking on the fly and it looks like they are getting things right. With MLB shelved until at least July and whatever soccer league claims to be the place to be, NASCAR will have the major sports world all to itself until at least the 4th of July.
The drivers are ready, the public wants to watch anything but Covid-19 stories. While fans will be absent from upcoming races for the time being, the drivers are ready to go. Kyle Busch will race in all races in Darlington across the series' spectrum and it will be a welcome sight to people who want to watch live sports instead of the greatest hits across other sports spectrums. NASCAR.com picks up the story from here. NASCAR released its next wave of races in the realigned 2020 schedule on Thursday, locking in the next five NASCAR Cup Series races that begin after the May 27 event at Charlotte Motor Speedway and go through mid-June.
Five NASCAR Xfinity Series events and two NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races were confirmed as well. All of these rescheduled events will be held without fans in attendance as restrictions and safeguards related to the coronavirus pandemic remain in effect.
A weeknight race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday, June 10, is among the highlights announced days before NASCAR’s return to the track. The originally scheduled spring race at Martinsville Speedway was to be the first to begin under the track’s lights on Mother’s Day weekend before the COVID-19 pandemic sidelined the sport for two months.
Races at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway – all tracks which saw their races postponed due to the novel coronavirus, and all tracks within driving distance of the Charlotte, North Carolina-based shops – complete the schedule through June 21.
Jesper Svensson, Kyle Troup Win Second Roth-Holman PBA Doubles Championship Title by Jerry Schneider | Sunday, March 09
INDIANAPOLIS – Sweden’s Jesper Svensson and fellow two-hander Kyle Troup of Taylorsville, North Carolina, defeated EJ Tackett of Bluffton, Indiana and Marshall Kent of Yakima, Washington, 234-205, in the Baker format title match to win the Mark Roth-Marshall Holman PBA Doubles Championship which aired Sunday on FS1 from Royal Pin Woodland.For both Svensson and Troup it was their second title of the 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour season, but for the 25-year-old Svensson, his 10th career title made him title-eligible for eventual election to the PBA Hall of Fame. He is the third youngest player to achieve that feat, behind Anthony Simonsen and Tackett who reached the PBA Hall of Fame minimum titles eligibility criteria at ages 22 and 24, respectively. All three have a lengthy wait ahead in reaching the 20-year PBA membership criteria, however. Tackett will be eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot for induction in 2032, Simonsen in 2033 and Svensson, the first Swedish player to earn HOF eligibility, in 2034.
Svensson won the Go Bowling PBA Indianapolis Open for back-to-back titles while Troup earned his fifth career title after winning the Jonesboro Open earlier this season.
Justin Knowles of Okemos won the Metro Detroit USBC (MDUSBC) Men's Series event Sunday with a 214-187 triumph over Chris Szczepaniak of Wyandotte at Westland Bowl in Westland. Knowles took home the top prize of $500, while
Szczepaniak settled for $250.
Knowles qualified sixth in the field of 50, with a four-game total of 859 on games of 214, 208, 247 and 190. In match play he beat Darren Alexander of Essex, Ontario 239-193, Aaron Lorincz of Centerline 213-186 and Anthony Wright of Detroit 198-193 to advance to the championship match.
Szczepaniak qualified ninth with 845, including a high game of 227. In match play he defeated Lenard Jackson of Sterling Heights 234-205, top qualifier Jordan Hornes of Detroit 225-206 and Mark Brooks of Westland 196-176 on his way to the finals.
Hornes led the field with 968 on games of 257, 201, 244 and 266. He then lost his first match to take home $75.
Women's champion Stacey Timmer of Wayland won the "Battle of the Series" by defeating Knowles 188-183 in a spirited match.
MARK ROTH-MARSHALL HOLMAN PBA DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIP
(a 2020 Go Bowling PBA Tour Tier 3 event)
Royal Pin Woodland, Indianapolis (aired Sunday on FS1)
1, Jesper Svensson, Sweden/Kyle Troup, Taylorsville, N.C., $30,000.
2, EJ Tackett, Bluffton, Ind./Marshall Kent, Yakima, Wash., $15,000.
3, Dom Barrett, England/Anthony Simonsen, Little Elm, Texas, $13,000
4, Andrew Anderson, Holly, Mich./Kris Prather, Plainfield, Ill., $12,000.
5, Jakob Butturff, Tempe, Ariz./Osku Palermaa, Finland, $11,000.
Match One – Barrett/Simonsen def. Butturff/Palermaa, 237-236.
Match Two – Barrett/Simonsen def. Anderson/Prather, 226-190.
Semifinal Match – Tackett/Kent def. Barrett/Simonsen, 263-190.
Championship – Svensson/Troup def. Tackett/Kent, 234-205.